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  • Reviews & Previews

    The Match: “Savior Siblings” and One Family’s Battle to Heal Their Daughter by Beth Whitehouse

    A family medical crisis uncovers issues around reproductive technology.

    Beacon Press, 2010, 272 p., $24.95.

    04/09/2010 - 17:17
  • Reviews & Previews

    How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch

    Kids can learn about climate change by reading scientists' firsthand accounts from the field. Dawn Publications, 2010, 66 p., $11.95.

    04/09/2010 - 16:59
  • Comment

    Jumping to conclusions can make for good decisions

    Gary Klein, a psychologist and chief scientist at Applied Research Associates in Fairborn, Ohio, has for the past 25 years studied how people make real-life, critical decisions under extreme time pressure. In his 2009 book Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making (MIT Press), Klein discusses 10 surprising ways effective thinkers deal with ambiguous...

    04/09/2010 - 16:55
  • Feature

    Gambling on experience

    Data, like children, can be raised wrong. Then they become an embarrassment.

    Consider the retraction on February 2 of a study suggesting that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine had caused a small number of children to develop autism. The now-debunked study, published in 1998 in a major medical journal, fueled parents’ fears about...

    04/09/2010 - 16:54 Humans & Society
  • Feature

    Can you hear me now?

    The Earth is going silent. Digital television signals delivered by cable and satellite are quickly replacing analog broadcasts and reducing the number and power of radio waves leaking into space. For viewers at home, it means more channels and pictures of unsurpassed clarity. But for scientists seeking signs of advanced civilizations beyond the solar system, this sudden radio silence makes...

    04/09/2010 - 16:30 Astronomy